Oscars

Actor Kevin Hart withdraws as Oscars host after homophobic tweets

In tweets posted several years ago, Hart made several homophobic remarks that led to the controversy and withdrawal.

Actor Kevin Hart withdraws as Oscars host after homophobic tweets

Arts & Culture

Qatar hosts sixth Ajyal film festival highlighting local cinema

The festival highlights local Qatari filmmakers as well as international films from over 30 countries.

The Listening Post

Russia's big patriotic screen: Making films for the motherland

Russia's cinematic efforts to produce patriotic films and documentaries.

Asia

Bollywood and MeToo: Film industry lifts sexual abuse taboo

From violence and harassment to the gender pay gap and intimidation, abuse is widely reported. But is anyone listening?

Bollywood and MeToo: Film industry lifts sexual abuse taboo

Opinion

Charles Aznavour to the East of his Eden

Charles Aznavour, the French Viguen Derderian or the Armenian Abdel Halim Hafez, died at age 94.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Asia Pacific

Busan film festival launches after boycott ends

Over 320 films from 79 countries will be screened over the next 10 days in South Korea.

United States

Michael Moore compares Donald Trump to Hitler in his new film

The US activist and filmmaker has released Fahrenheit 11/9, the sequel to his controversial film about George W Bush.

Yemen

Ten Days Before the Wedding: The rebirth of Yemeni cinema

Yemen's first locally produced film in years is proving to be a hit with audiences and critics alike.

Italy

Venice Film Festival: Organisers sign gender parity pledge

The Venice film festival has followed in the footsteps of Cannes and signed a gender parity pledge.

Cinema

Venice film festival: 75th annual celebration begins

Lights, camera, action: Venice rolls out the red carpet for its Film Festival and Al Jazeera takes a sneak peak at this year's contenders for the Golden Lion.

Cinema

Crazy Rich Asians: Watershed moment for representation?

The film 'Crazy Rich Asians' is the first major Hollywood production with an all-Asian cast in 25 years.

Crazy Rich Asians: Watershed moment for representation?

Europe

007 Elements: New James Bond museum to open in Austria

The Austrian museum, located where much of the latest Bond movie - Spectre - was filmed, seeks to provide both a cinematic Bond experience and break down the magic and show how the films are made.

Arts & Culture

India's answer to Sex and the City stirs debate

Banned in Pakistan and slammed by right-wing groups, Veere Di Wedding is a box office hit, but is it a feminist feat?

Hot and bothered: India's answer to Sex and the City stirs debate

United States

Tribeca film festival: Virtual reality experience steals the show

While experimental filming techniques are not rare at film festivals, the Tribeca film festival is showing innovation in the cinema-viewer's experience.

Cinema

New York's Tribeca festival sees record female feature films

The 17th Tribeca Film Festival includes a conscious effort to bring parity to the sexes in an industry rocked by the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the #MeToo movement.